Moving to India

India moving and removals guide

Moving to India

India is an increasingly important destination for Abels Moving Services. Abels offers comprehensive removals and shipping services to the former British coloney. Moving your personal affects to India will either be by air or sea. We have prepared some guidance on the various shipping options to India, to enable you to make the right choice.

Moving to India does involve specific arrangements and documentation so that your effects and household goods can be imported. We have prepared a guide to moving to India which will give you an insight into the requirements. Your customer services manager will thoroughly brief you, and assist in ensuring you meet all the requirements during your move.

Moving to India will initially involve our team expertly packing and export wrapping all your personal effects and household goods, using quality materials. Depending upon your chosen shipping method, these will then be loaded into a vehicle for consolidation into a container at our warehouse, loaded into a dedicated container for shipping direct, or packed into air freight pallets ready for shipping by air.

Whichever shipping method is used, your goods will be unaccompanied – we have prepared some general guidance on what you can and cannot include in unaccompanied baggage.

In India, our agent will then deliver your personal affects and household goods to your new home, and unpack them, taking away the wrapping and packing materials.  

India is the second most populous country in the world with some 1.18 billion people. It is also the seventh largest country in terms of land area. India’s vast coast line stretches 7,517 kilometres and is bordered by Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Such a vast area contains a variety of people and cultures. The four most prominent religions are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, but Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are also practiced.

India has a long history, once part of the British Empire, the country was granted independence in 1947 after much non-violent protest occurred. The country now has a parliamentary system of democracy and is divided into twenty eight states and seven union territories. India is also a global economic power and has the eleventh largest economy by nominal Gross Domestic Product in the world and is a member of important international organisations such as the Commonwealth of Nations, the G-20, BRIC, SAFTA and the World Trade Organisation. The country has the second largest standing army in the world and the tenth-largest military spending.

However, despite many advances, India still struggles with high illiteracy rates, corruption, malnutrition, poverty and disease. The Indian Caste system is still followed in many regions of India and there are an estimated one hundred and sixth million untouchables in the country. In addition, forced marriages and women’s rights are largely overlooked.

India is world renowned for its cuisine and in particular curry and the use of spices, herbs and Chilli peppers in dishes. The country is also famed for traditional Indian dress and for its celebration of religious festivals. Indeed, religions in the country are taken very seriously and treated as a public part of everyday life. Many tourists visit the Taj Mahal every year.

India’s national sport is field hockey and their men’s team have had success at an international level. Cricket is also a very popular sport and tennis and chess are becoming increasingly more played.